Occasional Invaders


Appearance Slender and shiny silver or gray, with long antennae and three tail-like appendages in back; 1/2- to 1 inch. Habitat Silverfish prefer warm, damp, undisturbed areas and may go undetected for years. They live in cracks and voids and are commonly found in attics, basements and crawl spaces. Because they feed on fungal molds

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Appearance Springtails are minute, wingless insects that get their name from the fact that they have an unusual locomotor organ which acts a spring to flip them into the air. Habitat The usual habitat of these small insects is in soil of woodlands, in decaying vegetative matter, or on the surface of stagnant water. Most

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